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1. Firefighters in California are in a desperate battle to defend giant sequoias

Like glaciers or coral reefs, it is another example where climate change threatens some of the most beautiful sights on our planet.

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#Sequoia #wildfires #California #ClimateCrisis
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2. The changing climate changes the planet, including some of the most beautiful sights that you may see in your lives.

From the magnificent glaciers in the mountains to the coral reefs in the oceans, we destroy the most iconic examples of nature.

theplanet.substack.com/p/firefighters…
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3. I remember how amazed I was in the 1990s when seeing some of these enormous trees in California.

Standing on the forest floor and looking up, they seemed to grow into infinity.

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#nature #forests #SequoiaNationalPark #California #hiking
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Dozens of state attorneys general warn Joe to drop vaccine mandate or face court | Sep 17
- A total of 24 state attorneys general will “seek every legal option” to stop a WH order for large, private companies to comply with a strict vaccine mandate.
thebl.com/politics/dozen…
#California Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Biden #VaccineMandate | Sep 19
- A California sheriff, Chad Bianco, pledged not to enforce the mandate on the employees under his authority, saying that government has - “no authority to mandate your health choices.”
sgtreport.com/2021/09/califo…
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THREAD: Vigils across America demanding action against #Pakistan for its inhuman treatment of Hindus & other minorities. The @chingariproject calls on all communities to join this movement to bring an end to abduction, forced conversion to Islam & rape of young girls in Pakistan.
Every day, in #Pakistan, 3 girls from the minority communities are kidnapped, forcibly converted and "married" off, often as 2nd and 3rd wives of Muslim men.
Many of these girls are as young as 12 and the men they are married off to, in their 30s and 40s. 2/n
@KamalaHarris
Vigil participants in #Tampa #Florida, shared details of the atrocities committed on #Hindu, #Sikh and other minorities in #Pakistan. Many onlookers said that while they aware of Pakistan's toxic role in Afghanistan, few had heard about the crimes being committed within Pakistan.
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Less than a month after 18 y.o. Elijah “E.J.” Johnson scored two touchdowns in his first high school game of the season, his mom says he’s fighting to breathe due to COVID pneumonia complicated by blood clots. He's admitted to a pediatric ICU in Missouri kansascity.com/news/state/mis…
Elijah was not vaccinated, but his mother wants to warn others about the virus. "I choose to be transparent about my son's journey bc the youth are being exposed and transmitting the virus more and more... his school doesn’t have a mask mandate it’s optional"
16-year-old Levi Barnett, Oklahoma high school football player is hospitalized with COVID. “It gets depressing,” said mom, “You just sit there and you watch your sick child and all you can do is just pray for them to be better.” kansascity.com/news/nation-wo…
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Em 17 de setembro de 1859, os Estados Unidos ganharam um imperador. Joshua Abraham Norton nasceu na Inglaterra em 1818. Jovem e rico, fez várias viagens pelo mundo. (continua) #onthisday #numdiacomohoje #historia #cultura #estadosunidos #imperadornortonI #california
Estabeleceu-se na Califórnia e usou a sua herança para especular com a escassez de arroz nos EUA. Ele comprou um grande carregamento do Peru, mas descobriu que outros navios também estavam chegando, o que levou a queda do preço e a sua quebra financeira. Apesar de levar um+
processo contra a companhia à Suprema Corte, ele acabou perdendo.
Vivendo modestamente em São Francisco, cheio de críticas ao governo e à justiça do país, ele irrompeu em 17 setembro de 1859 na redação do mais importante jornal da cidade dizendo que havia se tornado o +
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TheStormHasArrived17, [14.09.21 08:14]

Should be interesting to see what happens in #California today with #Newsom. Image
TheStormHasArrived17, [14.09.21 09:07]

Scarborough meltdown alert!

Watch as Psycho J0E calls conservatives whiners, losers and sn❄️wflakes.
Their playbook is so obvious:

Step 1: Invoke Trump’s name.
Step 2: Project that the Republicans will claim election f***d.
Step 3: Commit massive amounts of f***d.
Step 4: “See, I told you they would claim we cheated!”
Step 5: Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
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Thread 🧵 will contain #Redistricting Committee info, contacts, links & any schedules I find.

We must actively participate in Democracy if we want it to survive the pressures from those who teeter on the fringe of fascism.

Speak! Don't allow them to gerrymander your voice away!
National Conference of State Legislatures: ncsl.org/research/redis… ImageImage
#Redistricting
The Constitutional mandate to redraw electoral district lines follows the decennial Census, as we learn where we, the people, live.

Click on the map to view redistricting info for federal & state legislative districts in each state.
redistricting.lls.edu Image
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Tomorrow, @POTUS heads to Long Beach, #California to participate in an event with @GavinNewsom ahead of the #RecallElection.
First stop for @POTUS on the Air Force One trip west will be #Idaho where he'll receive a briefing from federal and state fire agency officials, according to the @WhiteHouse.
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Mario Diaz Balart voted NO on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

As your congressman, I promise to always uphold your right to vote.
I am running to ensure that Democrats retain their majority in the House of Representatives but need your help to grow this small dollar movement. Can I count on your contribution today? secure.actblue.com/donate/afdwebs…
Thank you Texas!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/10/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/10/dai…
Why Afghan Refugees Aren’t Actually Welcome in California

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

#refugees #california #AffordableHousing #consequences
21 Experts on the Future of Expertise: How is expertise being redefined in the modern era?

future.a16z.com/question/futur…

#expertise #FutureTrends #consequences
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I read the rest of #2Chronicles, #Ezra,& #Nehemiah 6.
I learned that Zorobabel was Jesus' great...grandfather, was appointed Govenor of Judah, #Sheshbazzar & helped rebuild the temple,which stood for 585 years, even until Jesus' time. Herod refurbished it.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Te…
" ...Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the Lord, and of his statutes to Israel.
Ezra 7:11 KJV
simplybible.com/f639-toi-remna…
And Nehemiah helped rebuilt the wall. Nehemiah was appointed Govenor of Judah 93 years later.
amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/the-bibli…
His name means, Comforted by God. Nehemiah's father, Hachaliah's name means, Who waits for the Lord.
mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExpe…
Nehemiah reminds me of Donald Trump. He built a wall to protect the southern border, to me the door way to the temple. #Washington #Oregon #California.
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#Quebec #vaccinepassport QR code begins w/ shc:/. "shc"- acronym for SMART Health Cards specification spearheaded by the Vaccination Credential Initiative [VCI]. Akinox, developer of #VaxiCode & VaxiCode Verif for the Quebec govt, is member of VCI.

#4IR #Salesforce #Rockefeller
Aug 20 2021: "Many US states have outlawed #vaccinepassports but the #SMARTHealthCard is being rolled out across the country with help from the private sector.

#VCI is a consortium of key players [] & includes major corps like #Microsoft, #Salesforce..."

covidpasscertificate.com/smart-health-c…
[Source of information highlighting #VaxiCode acronym for #SMARTHealthCards:

welivesecurity.com/2021/08/31/fla…]

Smart Health Cards [#VCI] & Common Trust Network:

commontrustnetwork.org/network

#4IR architecture
#DataEconomy
#Biotech
#Surveillance
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(Thread 1/3): Joined @CortesSteve and @JennPellegrino on @newsmax this evening to discuss #Antifa extremist Gabriel Gipe being fired by @NatomasUSD. Radical teachers like this have permeated schools across #California.
(2/3): The school put out a statement earlier today saying that the classroom propaganda was installed this year - that's not true. @MrAndyNgo busted that myth with photographic evidence.
(3/3): These people are echoing failed propaganda from failed movements. We have a corrosive and violent ideology permeating our schools, and sending our children out into the street to participate in riots. This is not fringe, its commonplace in #California.
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Though he has been in the public eye in California for nearly three decades, Laurence Allen Elder has never experienced anything like the tsunami of attention he has received in recent weeks.

latimes.com/california/sto… Image
The Times read books & columns by Elder, reviewed radio commentaries and interviewed more than two dozen of his friends & associates to learn more about the man currently positioned to replace Gov. Newsom, should he be recalled in the Sept. 14 election.

latimes.com/california/sto…
Wilson Huhn was Larry Elder’s best man, Elder the godfather to one of Huhn’s children.

For nearly 40 years, they had been like brothers: two young attorneys who bonded over shared cases, growing closer with the blossoming of their families and careers.

latimes.com/california/sto… Image
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La Casa Bianca ha chiesto al Primo Ministro israeliano Naftali #Bennet di non recarsi ancora all'incontro previsto con #Biden in quanto il Presidente è ancora impegnato in riunioni per seguire quanto successo a #Kabul.
Un altro drammatico video proveniente dall'ingresso dell'aeroporto di #Kabul colpito dall'attacco terrorista di oggi. Il terreno è letteralmente bagnato di sangue.
I #Talebani confermano che ci sono diverse vittime anche tra le loro guardie.
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‘About 45 percent of eligible Black residents and Latino residents are fully vaccinated in #California, according to state data, compared to nearly 60 percent of the eligible White population. “The numbers speak for themselves,” Rhoads said’
#VaccineEquity
washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08…
🔥 “#California has chosen to pay Blue Shield and other consultants millions of dollars to do the job that their public health workforce was already doing, while on reduced salaries due to pandemic-related budget cuts,” said a state health official

washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08…
‘some of the consultants lacked expertise in logistics and immunization and would often seek out tasks, creating pressure for CDC staff to “find things for them to do,” said one federal health official who, like others not authorized to discuss the issue’

washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08…
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The pandemic is accelerating in California. I know this because I looked at the actual data. There's a backlog of:
🔸40K+ tests
🔸10K+ cases
🔸1000+ deaths

Also, hospitalizations are rising, especially among kids

Aside: Analyzing COVID-19 data according to NorCal vs SoCal is 🤔
Here are #California pediatric #COVID19 hospitalizations: clearly still trending up
Here are #California #COVID19 hospitalizations: clearly still trending up (Florida actually seems to have peaked)
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State-level jobs report will be released today. @BLS_gov @TXWorkforce

Key to watch is how about half of states that rejected the federal unemployment bonus compare with other nearly half that hasn’t.

#Texas @GregAbbott_TX correctly rejected it starting June 26. #txlege @TPPF
States that have ended the federal unemployment bonus (rate 1.14%) had a 4.7% faster job creation rate last month than those that didn’t (1.09%).

Econ 101: Incentives matter.

#bls @BLS_gov @TXWorkforce @TPPF #txlege
Year over year: Texas’ job growth rate was 6% through July compared with California’s 5.5%, Florida’s 4.2%, and New York’s 7% (was hit harder by the pandemic shutdowns earlier than the others).

More: bls.gov/news.release/l… #jobsreport @BLS_gov @TXWorkforce @GregAbbott_TX @TPPF
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Every day, hospitals across the nation report the number of deaths due to #COVID19. A total of 1119 COVID-19 patients lost their battle with COVID-19 inside a U.S. hospital yesterday.
#Florida, #Texas, and #California account for nearly half of all #COVID19 deaths that took place inside a hospital yesterday

Despite getting a later start, the rate of increase for California is accelerating; daily in-hospital deaths may surpass Florida & Texas within 3-4 weeks
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Fact check: Anti-immigrant voices are claiming that welcoming #refugees from #Afghanistan and elsewhere will hurt our economy. They couldn’t be more wrong! 🧵
For years, #refugees have enriched the livelihoods and resilience of host communities, breathing new life to rural communities across America, and making significant economic contributions as entrepreneurs and small-business owners. americanprogress.org/issues/immigra…
Refugees have high rates of entrepreneurship when compared to U.S. born population and other immigrants. 13% of refugees in the U.S. are entrepreneurs compared to 9% U.S. born population and 11.5% non-refugee immigrants. via @NewAmericanEcon
newamericaneconomy.org/issues/refugee…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/18/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/dai…
New clean energy tech extracts twice the power from ocean waves

techxplore.com/news/2021-08-e…

#CleanEnergyTechnology #OceanWaves #PowerHarvesting #efficiency
This town is the first in America to ban new gas stations – is the tide turning?

theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a…

#GasStations #moratorium #california #TransportationSystem #usa #consequences
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Democratic governors have no excuse for what's about to happen to school children in their states. Like their GQP counterparts, they had access to every resource necessary to keep children safe. Instead they cherry-picked advisors, data, metrics, and talking points. It's shameful
Blaming school boards and local districts for following state policy is passing the buck at best, and victim blaming at its worst. Further, it’s an insult to parents who lived under executive orders that were meant to protect business and special interests
If you think that I won't notice that you're fudging the numbers by removing dozens of pediatric hospitalizations over the span of a few days or delaying the release of tests results with very high positivity rates: I've seen higher profile officials thrown under the bus for less
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1. Will #Egypt and #Ethiopia go to war over water? As the planet is stressed with more frequent and more serious droughts water is becoming a major issue threatening peace. Not only in regard to the Egyptian/Ethiopian dam dispute but #Turkey shut down water entering both #Syria
2. and #Iraqi #Kurdistan as part of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic cleansing. In Iran, demonstrations over water in an authoritarian dictatorship show the intensity of water as an issue and what people are willing to risk to prevent their water from being cut off. The US is not immune.
3. Las #Vegas faces water shortages as its water continues to supply #California. Lack of rational legal frameworks and shared responsibility for the resources will be points of tension here and may also lead to wars abroad. I took quick look at the Egyptian Ethiopian problem.
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